SED joins National Day celebration and exchange activities in Beijing (with photos)

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, today (September 30) completed his two-day duty visit to Beijing, during which he joined the National Day Delegation from the Educational Sector of Hong Kong 2018 to take part in a series of celebration and exchange activities.

     This year, the delegation comprised more than 130 education workers, including representatives from professional education bodies and advisory bodies of the Education Bureau, as well as principals and teachers of kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools.

     To tie in with the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening up of the country, a series of thematic visits and exchange activities were arranged to enhance Hong Kong education workers' understanding of the education developments of the country as well as its history, culture and other new developments, and to promote exchanges between the education workers in Hong Kong and on the Mainland to broaden their professional perspectives.

     Following visiting the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Tsinghua University Art Museum as well as attending an exchange meeting and a thematic talk at the Tsinghua University yesterday, Mr Yeung today continued to join the delegation to visit the Palace Museum and attend a talk presented by its Director, Dr Shan Jixiang.

     Members of the delegation were received and welcomed by the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr Cai Dafeng, at the Great Hall of the People this afternoon. They also met officials of the Ministry of Education for bilateral exchanges this evening.

     Mr Yeung will go back to Hong Kong tomorrow (October 1).

Ends/Sunday, September 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:00